Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report Wahoos, Sailfish, And Sandbar Sharks

January 15, 2013

January 12, 2013

Detra and her boyfriend from Ohio were the busiest anglers of the Lady Pamela II sportfishing fleet today. The pair started the day with a nice sailfish catch, and then they hooked into something big. That something turned out to be a 350lb sandbar shark that really put a bend in the rod. It was a thrilling catch and release for the Ohioans, particularly since they were able to make the catch in t-shirts and shorts, rather than parkas!! They also caught four kingfish and a blackfin tuna to round out the day. Good job!

NIce Wahoos with Capt David And Capt Justin

January 13, 2013

Today the Lady Pamela IV team hosted another group of out-of-towners for some fair weather fishing. Captain Darin headed out into 220 feet of water, about where there had been some mahi-mahi action reported from the previous day. Sure enough, as soon as the baits hit the water, a hungry dolphin hit the line. The angling crew succeeded in landing a nice 18lb mahi-mahi. Not long after the baits were back in, the right rigger popped and the reel started singing. A wahoo had crashed the bait and took off to the races. As is often the case with these speedsters, he made a quick turn toward the boat and was able to throw the hook. Missing the wahoo sure was a disappointment, but the crew got back into the action and finished the day with a few bonitos.

Sailfish Release


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke